AFS Intercultural Programs

Host an Exchange Student

Become a global family by hosting an AFS Intercultural Programs high school student. Welcome an AFS Exchange Student from one of 90 countries!

Local AFS volunteers will support you and your hosted student throughout your experience to help you both receive the most from your time together. You provide a bed and meals for your student, but most importantly, you should be eager and excited to share your life and activities while providing the same kind of care, support, and comfort as you would to your own child. AFS welcomes all kinds of families.

Students study in high schools and are eager to experience what it's like to live in America. Sharing daily life with a teenager from another country and culture is a rich and rewarding experience and is a wonderful way for you and your family to build a more just and peaceful world.

Host an AFS Exchange Student and build bridges of intercultural understanding. It's a gift you'll give and receive. Most families have no idea how much they'll gain until they say yes!

Start the process at, or contact Anna Henry at 646-381-3333 or for more information.

Host family application, background check and references required. Training and support provided by experienced AFS volunteers